Interview with Dr. Nathan A. Fox, 2020 Gesell Lecture Visiting Professor, about COVID-19
Dr. Nathan A. Fox, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, discusses his research on children’s brain development in the context of COVID-19. Dr. Fox is the 2020 Gesell Lecture Visiting Professor.
Yale Pathology Labs, Yale School of Public Health Launch Public SalivaDirect™ Saliva PCR Testing Sites in New Haven
Yale Pathology Labs and the Yale School of Public Health have partnered to establish two COVID-19 mobile testing sites in New Haven that offer SalivaDirect™ Saliva PCR Testing to city residents with no pre-registration required.
Nervous system consequences of COVID-19
It is uncertain whether unforeseen neurological consequences due to COVID-19 may develop years after initial infection. With millions of individuals affected, nervous system complications pose public health challenges for rehabilitation and recovery and for disruptions in the workforce due to loss of functional capacity. There is an urgent need to understand the pathophysiology of these disorders and develop disease-modifying therapies.Source: Science
‘Running Sprints During A Marathon’: Experts Say Mental Health Suffering As COVID Rages On
“It’s hard, because we had these expectations that things were getting better and now they’re getting worse,” said Dr. Peter Morgan, chair of psychiatry at Bridgeport hospital and associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine.Source: Connecticut Post
COVID-19 and PTSD: Assessing the Pandemic’s Toll on Mental Health
As researchers and clinicians continue to grapple with the psychological fallout from COVID-19, a growing body of literature has examined the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general public. Women’s Health Research at Yale and its collaborators published a study questioning how these estimates vary so greatly and if such wide swaths of the public can truly be suffering from pandemic-related PTSD.
Study of individuals referred to a cardiovascular disease clinic designed for patients with long COVID
In a new study published on the medRxiv preprint server, scientists discuss the characteristics, diagnostic evaluations, and cardiac diagnoses in patients who were referred to a cardiovascular disease clinic designed for patients with PASC.Source: News-Medical.Net
Vaccine Clinic Offers Choice and Reassurance to New Haven Children
Corinne Scott, 8, and Chidera Ogbuagu, 10, lined up at a vaccine clinic at Elm City Montessori School in New Haven on November 6th. Helping children like Chidera and Corinne feel good about getting vaccinated is a key part of the vaccine effort’s broader success.
Opinion: To save lives, Hartford should give the green light to red-light cameras
Pedestrian deaths in Connecticut are rising — 65 men, women and children were killed in 2020, up from 26 in 2011. This figure does not include deaths from motor vehicle crashes, which, despite COVID-19-related travel restrictions, are the highest in over a decade.Source: Hartford Courant
Impacts of COVID-19 on Orthopaedic Surgery Residency/Spine Trainee Application Trends
The COVID-19 pandemic has had widespread impact across medical educational sectors, including cancellations and delays of board exams, interruptions in clinical rotations and electives, altered processes for away rotations, and conversion to virtual interviews. These changes, combined with applicant and program uncertainty, may affect the 2021 residency application cycle for competitive fields such as orthopaedic surgery. In consideration of spine trainees and the spine fellow application pipeline, the current study aims to evaluate for deviations in trends found in applications to an orthopaedic surgery residency program from the 2021 cycle compared to six years prior.
Clinical Characteristics and Perioperative Complication Profiles of COVID-19–Positive Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Surgery
The cited study aimed to understand whether COVID-19 positivity was associated with an increased risk of adverse events after geriatric hip fracture surgery. After matching and controlling for confounding variables, the team of Yale researchers determined that COVID-19–positive hip fracture patients had increased odds of multiple postoperative adverse events. The authors concluded that clinicians caring for patients with geriatric hip fractures should be mindful of increased perioperative adverse events associated with COVID-19 positivity in caring for these patients during the ongoing global pandemic.
Health Headlines: FDA Advisory Panel discussing COVID-19 vaccine, an update on COVID vaccines for kids
In Health Headlines, it’s all about vaccines. The FDA Vaccine Advisory Panel is expected to meet on Friday to discuss mixing and matching doses as well as the Johnson & Johnson extra dose. The Moderna booster has now been approved, and an update on COVID vaccines for kids. Dr. Richard Martinello, Yale Medicine Infectious Diseases Specialist and Associate Professor at Yale School of Medicine is here to discuss these topics.Source: WTNH